Old Stopfordian Nigel brings Everest to the Junior School

Pupils dressed in mountain gear

The world’s highest mountain was brought to life for pupils in year six when mountaineer and Old Stopfordian Nigel Manton (OS 1982) visited the Junior School to talk about his adventure to Everest base camp.

The visit came as part of pupils’ recent work on mountains in their Geography classes, and Nigel’s pictures and tales of endurance will help them further understand what has been learnt over the spring term.

Rouban Birch and Finlay Taylor particularly enjoyed the talk:

Mr Manton showed us photographs of his journey and talked about the change in altitude. He emphasised how difficult his climb was because it involved severe temperatures, sleepless nights and many more obstacles.

We found the talk very interesting and some of us hope to try it ourselves one day!

Afterwards, Nigel held a Q&A session and let the children try on some of the special clothes he used to keep himself warm on the trip, pictured above.

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